Also part of my present was another new to me item for the fruit cage, a Honeyberry or edible honeysuckle. One web site says it needs a companion to ensure pollination, others say not. We shall see. Our blueberries never had any problem in there being pollinated although they flower later. These can grow to 4' wide and 6' or so tall, hopefully, it will remain small enough for the cage!
It has a few flowers on it and two
embryo fruit. The fruit is similar in size to a blueberry but more oblong in shape:
country, we tend to only have access to the Russian based strains, which are a
bit more tart, so we shall see. The best ones for sweetness are the
Japanese strains, ah well. If they prove too tart for eating raw, they
apparently make fabulous pies and jam.
As we don't have much of a garden in the back, I have decided to now only grow items that cost more money to buy. You wouldn't see these for sale in the shops, blackcurrants are rarely seen and if they are, are very expensive, same with gooseberries.